A study determined that in the spaceflight under weightlessness condition, human's brain function may be affected by the changes of physiological effects along with the distribution of blood and body fluids to the head. This variation of brain function will influence the performance of astronauts and therefore create possible harm to flight safety.
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An expert committee of Europe's medicines watchdog recommended that a drug used to treat epilepsy and linked to malformations in children not used in pregnancy.
A study from Scotland suggests, After patients remove their soft contact lenses, biometry can be performed sooner than currently advised. The study findings were published in the journal Eye.
In this study, researchers estimated strategies to treat metastatic melanoma have undergone a fundamental paradigm shift. Targeted therapies and more recently immunomodulatory agents have largely replaced unspecific cytotoxic chemotherapies.
Research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Warwick suggests, patients having surgery in low-income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria. The study was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases.
The United States now has 1800 hospitals with palliative care programs, which means that more than 80% of the patients who are hospitalized for serious illness have access to palliative services, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs.
A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only lowers blood pressure but also leg strength builds, especially in postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems. The study results were published in Menopause
According to this study, researchers examined the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended approval of use of the Trevo stent retriever device for the treatment of selected patients with ischemic stroke up to 24 hours after symptom onset. The device was previously cleared for use in patients 6 hours after symptom onset.
In a couple of new studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, two new drugs, Erenumab and Fremanezumab, for migraine headaches have come up to their effectiveness in reducing the severity of the condition in people who have not responded to traditional therapies.
In a new study published in the Marine Drugs, researchers have reported that preliminary studies in vitro on fibroblast cell cultures demonstrated the good compatibility of platelet lysate with nanocarriers and bioactive dressings. An in vivo study on a murine wound model showed an accelerating wound healing effect for the bioactive dressing and its suitability as support of the platelet lysate application to wounds.
The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease and dementia. Researchers published the study report in the journal Nature Communications.